Cyanotech (NASDAQ:CYAN) and Natural Alternatives International (NASDAQ:NAII) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.
This table compares Cyanotech and Natural Alternatives International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Natural Alternatives International||4.38%||14.07%||10.66%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
13.6% of Cyanotech shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.5% of Natural Alternatives International shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.5% of Cyanotech shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.0% of Natural Alternatives International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Cyanotech and Natural Alternatives International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cyanotech||$34.12 million||0.53||$1.02 million||N/A||N/A|
|Natural Alternatives International||$132.44 million||0.63||$5.05 million||N/A||N/A|
Natural Alternatives International has higher revenue and earnings than Cyanotech.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cyanotech and Natural Alternatives International, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Natural Alternatives International||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Natural Alternatives International beats Cyanotech on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Cyanotech Company Profile
Cyanotech Corporation engages in the cultivation, production, and sale of natural products derived from microalgae for the health and human nutrition markets worldwide. The company's products include Hawaiian BioAstin natural astaxanthin, a dietary antioxidant, which is used as a human nutraceutical and functional food ingredient to support and maintain the body's natural inflammatory response, enhance skin, and support eye and joint health; and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica, a nutrient-rich dietary supplement that is used for extra energy, a strengthened immune system, cardiovascular benefits, and as a source of antioxidant carotenoids. Cyanotech Corporation sells its products as packaged consumer products through distributors, retailers, and online channels, as well as directly to consumers; and in bulk quantities to manufacturers, formulators, and distributors. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Natural Alternatives International Company Profile
Natural Alternatives International, Inc. engages in formulating, manufacturing, and marketing nutritional supplements in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Private-Label Contract Manufacturing, and Patent and Trademark Licensing. The company offers private-label contract manufacturing services to companies that market and distribute vitamins, minerals, herbal, and other nutritional supplements, as well as other health care products. It also provides strategic partnering services, such as customized product formulation, clinical studies, manufacturing, marketing support, international regulatory and label law compliance, international product registration, packaging in multiple formats and labeling design, scientific research, proprietary ingredients, customer-specific nutritional product formulation, product testing and evaluation, packaging and delivery system design, and regulatory review. In addition, the company sells beta-alanine ingredient under the CarnoSyn and SR CarnoSyn names. It manufactures products in various forms, including capsules, tablets, chewable wafers, and powders. The company's private-label contract manufacturing customers include companies that market nutritional supplements through direct sales marketing channels, direct to consumer e-commerce channels, and retail stores. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
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